Governance, Internet

Blocking Spree Prevails; After Bloomberg, NYT and WSJ, China Blocks Reuters

Image Source: Reuters

Image Source: Reuters

After Bloomberg, New York Times and Wall Street Journal, now Reuters has gotten blocked in China. Reuters itself reported that its website has become inaccessible in China. In past, the organization had also suffered a partial censorship in China, but this time both its Chinese and English sites are affected, as per data verified from internet monitoring site Great Fire.

“Reuters is committed to practicing fair and accurate journalism worldwide. We recognize the great importance of news about China to all our customers, and we hope that our sites will be restored in China soon,” a Reuters spokeswoman said in a statement.

The reason for block is not immediately clear, it has not even put out any stories recently that cover sensitive topics and raise red flags. The New York Times, Bloomberg and The Guardian were blocked due to publishing political exposes.

The Cyberspace Administration of China, the country’s internet regulator didn’t respond to a written request by Reuters.

Reuters is a news division of Thomson Reuters Corp, which sells financial news and data services to clients in China and its services remained available. Most of its revenue comes from supplying financial markets with information and trading products.

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